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Using instr and substr [message #36563] Tue, 04 December 2001 14:08 Go to next message
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Registered: December 2001
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I have this string in a column named location


Using instr and substr, I want to take whatever value follows LOT and put it into a different column and whatever value follows CONC and put it into a different column.

Re: Using instr and substr [message #36564 is a reply to message #36563] Tue, 04 December 2001 15:56 Go to previous message
Suresh Vemulapalli
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Registered: August 2000
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select substr('LOT 8 CONC3 RR',4,instr('LOT 8 CONC3 RR','CONC')-4) from dual;

select substr('LOT 8 CONC3 RR',-(length('LOT 8 CONC3 RR')-(instr('LOT 8 CONC3 RR','CONC')+3)))
from dual

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